Of course I don't believe that; they're our top two DLmen, but both of them can soon take calls about signing contracts from teams other than the Pats...We've never seen Allen play. I have agreed that we need another NT, two if Allen goes.
So, you believe that Belichick doesn't like Butler and Guy? OK. I disagree.
No one is arguing that we don't need to add a couple front seven folks. I just don't think that this weakness keeps Bill up at night.
The passing game on the other hand is an unqualified disaster. Our offense COULD be even worse if we lose a couple of OL's.
Bill will try to keep who he can before free agency formally starts. I don't think that there will be any panic over the defense as long as we keep Butler and Guy. Obviously, Bill expect Allen to start or he will get a $5M-$8M replacement. And I expect us to use a top draft choice for a front seven player. We all agree that there will be help brought in.
Some folks want to replace everyone and start over. I don't think that is what we should do on defense. And I would be shocked if that is Bill's posiiton.
Simon, Wise, Fat Thor, Coward, Spence...Dime a dozen, if not a nickel...
Same with Jennings, Bentley, Calhoun & Hall...
We all better pray that Hightower returns ... However, if neither he nor Guy nor Butler are in the building this summer, then we're looking at a front-7 PLUS backups with merely Wino & Uche worthy of keeping around for the re-build ... And the jury is still out regarding those two ...